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thoroughwort

[thur-oh-wurt, -wawrt, -uh-wurt, -uh-wawrt, thuhr-]
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noun
  1. boneset.

Origin of thoroughwort

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15; thorough + wort2
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Examples from the Web for thoroughwort

Historical Examples

  • I think I never did it but three times; and the third time it was thoroughwort and molasses!

    Aunt Madge's Story

    Sophie May

  • I did not know she was near-sighted, and had not seen me drinking her thoroughwort.

  • O, there is nothing equal to thoroughwort for keeping out the cold.

  • But dont forget to first take a dose of the thoroughwort syrup.

  • We read of tea made from ribwort, from sage, from thoroughwort, from strawberry and currant leaves.

    Abigail Adams and Her Times</p>

    Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards